Andrew Lampasone

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Five Wines You Should Never Drink

    Between hellish commutes, annoying coworkers, manic bosses, managing bills, and just the overall workings of being a mature adult, sometimes you just need a break. Sometimes you just need to tune it all out with a glass of wine at the end of the day. While it's not exactly the healthiest way to de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Holiday Wine Gift Suggestions from Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch

    Planning for the holidays can be a huge annoyance.You have to shop, clean, cook, entertain guests, clean again; all of which can be a major stress. One of the easiest ways to avoid dealing with that is to mooch off the dinner lovingly prepared by some foolhardy friend or loved one. Of course, they'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Wine 101: How to Taste Wine With Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch

    You've heard it before: Wine is like a metaphor for life. As cheesy and pompous as it sounds, it's actually kind of true. Take the same exact grape, grow it in different terroir -- that's wine-speak for growing place -- with different growing methods, fermentation techniques, or bottling procedure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Wine 101 With Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch: Basic Wine Production

    Around the world, millions of people drink wine. While the vast majority probably drink it just for the sake of getting drunk, interest in wine production, tastings, and pairings has seemed to surge. Just take a look at the number of wine events listed in our weekly roundups -- there's one almost ev ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: New Year's Eve and More

    How will you spend the last day of 2012 and the first week of 2013? Clean Plate Charlie has rounded up a few food- and drink-related options to consider this week, most of which center around New Year festivities (go figure). Find some celebratory options after the jump. See Also: - Chef Meghan O' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    How to Choose Champagne and Sparkling Wine, With Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch

    Wine is a tough subject. Sparkling wine, even more so. Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Dry, Sweet, Extra Brut, WTF... the options are endless. The possibility for a hangover: potentially catastrophic.New Year's is around the corner and whether you like it or not, you and your friends will be celebrating ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    New Times Pairings: Wines You'll Be Swirling and Sipping on Thursday Night

    See also: Fifth Annual New Times Pairings: Who's New to the Lineup This Year and Five Reasons You Should Go On Tuesday, Clean Plate Charlie showed a little love for the craft beer to be offered at Thursday's fifth-annual New Times Pairings. The beer camp makes a very compelling case, but it's not t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Chef-Driven Restaurant Slated for Boca From Charm City and El Jefe Luchador

    ​James Beard-nominated "Rising Star Chef of the Year" Michael Saperstein and partner Evan David signed a lease in Boca Raton this week to open a third restaurant by December 2011: a chef-driven, eclectic, small-plates restaurant that's "unlike anything we have in the area so far." Saperstein and D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Paul Castronovo of Paul and Young Ron Teams Up With Oliver Saucy of Café Maxx: Wine Dinner

    courtesy Paul Castronovo ​Paul Castronovo and Ron Brewer have been telling outrageous jokes over a span of three decades on South Florida's longest-running radio show, Paul and Young Ron, which airs on BIG 105.9. The wisecracking duo gives listeners a needed laugh during their hellish work commu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Holiday Cooking Class at Café Maxx

    ​Café Maxx in Pompano Beach is holding a cooking class specifically teaching the art of holiday platter creations and hors d'oeuvres this Thursday, November 18, at 5 p.m. Chef Oliver Saucy, now in his 19th season of cooking instruction, will lead the class. (Ask him about growing up in a castle i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Recipe: Braised Beef Short Ribs

    Bon Appetit​Andrew Lampasone, owner of Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale, enjoys a good meal with his wine.  This braised beef short rib recipe is a winner at their catered events and at his home dinner table.  Braised Beef Short Rib au Thyme JusThis recipe needs 2 days of marinading and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Q&A, Part 2: Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch: "Always Drink the Good Stuff First"

    YouTubeOn his YouTube channel, Lampasone dissects wines like a sportscaster analyzes games. ​In this, this second part of our interview, Andrew Lampasone, owner of the boutique-style store Wine Watch, continues to share his knowledge of wines and gives us a preview of what we can expect to see at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Q&A With Andrew Lampasone of Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale

    You TubeLampasone's motto: "Always drink the good stuff first." ​Andrew Lampasone is the proprietor of Wine Watch -- a boutique wine shop in Fort Lauderdale with a selection of more than 3,000 wines.  On September 16, Lampasone will partner with New Times for the second year in a row to prese ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2000

    Match Game

    Wine appreciation dinners and afternoon cooking classes at Primavera